National Register of University Certificated Expert Witnesses

National Register of University Certified Expert Witnesses

Mr Matthew Wood

Chartered Building Surveyor - Expert Witness

Organisation: Ovolo Building Consultancy

Regions served

England & Wales

Years of professional experience

27 years

Number of years working as an expert witness

21 years

Average number of reports written annually

20 reports

Number of times of given evidence
(in the past 5 years)

0 time

  • Professional Qualifications
    • BSc(Hons) Building Surveying 1997
    • Chartered Institute of Building MCIOB 2003
    • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors MRICS 2005
    • British Damage Management Association BDMA 2017
  • Expert Witness Certificate(s)
      Cardiff University Bond Solon Civil Expert Witness Certificate
  • Specialisms
      Architectural, surveying, buildings
      Building Construction
      Building Defects / Quantum
      Disability Housing needs
      Chartered Surveyors
  • About my expert witness work

    I have completed numerous reports on building matters for Court use, both as Expert and Single Joint Expert including (but not restricted to) Housing Disrepair, failed cavity wall insulation, defective workmanship, personal injury, professional negligence, and building defects. All my reports are prepared in accordance with CPR part 35 requirements and are well researched and written, clear and well presented. I have received formal legal training in report writing, civil law & procedure, courtroom skills and cross-examination, which is certificated by Cardiff University. I am a member of the Construction Law Society and undertake regular training and CPD. Areas of Expert Work:  Building and workmanship disputes including quantum  Failed cavity wall insulation  Housing disrepair  Building defects and pathology including damp, condensation, mould, structural, roofs, walls & floors.  Building insurance and warranty claims including fire, flood, structural, subsidence etc  Professional competence & negligence of Building Surveyors and Architectural Designers  Forensic analysis of building surveys/reports  Non-traditional housing  Building Conservation matters  Building workmanship and standards  Building accessibility  Personal injury  JCT Contract and Contract Administration (Minor Works and Intermediate Forms) I utilise a range of high technology equipment during my inspections, dependent on the issue being investigated, including borroscopes, access cameras, high level cameras, thermal imaging, surface temperature readers, damp meters, calcium carbide meters. I also have access to a number of well regarded laboratories which undertake material testing.

Contact details

Ovolo Building Consultancy
The Former Nursery School
141 High Street
Tel: 01924 654014
Mobile: 07709 066969

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